The transition zone is characterized by a reduced number of the trees and shrubs which are typical of the arid zone and the presence of lichens and perennial herbs. The soils in this are deeper than in the arid zone and the rainfall is higher. Most of the agricultural areas occur in the transition zone, with cattle grazing being the dominant form of land use. Many of the landbirds occur in this zone, as do Galapagos (or Giant) tortoises.
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[NOV 20-21] WEEKEND UPDATE
Please be advised that our systems are scheduled for maintenance beginning Saturday, November 20th at 8pm PST and will end no later than 8am on Sunday, November 21st. Galapagos Registration forms will be unavailable during this time. Thank you for your understanding.